The Pittsburgh Steelers have a very long offseason ahead of them and it has less to do with Le’Veon Bell and much more to do with Antonio Brown.
The two sides have been at odds ever since a scathing report revealed that the star WR was actually suspended for Week 17 for conduct detrimental to the team and it has only gotten worse in the days after.
Former Pittsburgh Steelers star Ryan Clark chimed in on the situation, stating it’s time for the franchise to move forward.
“When it comes to just being a good teammate, when it comes to just being supportive, understanding that you’re trying to achieve one goal, that doesn’t matter to him,” Clark said of Brown, in an appearance on SportsCenter with Scott Van Pelt. “What matters to him is 19 attempts, 14 catches, 185 yards, two touchdowns against the Saints. That’s what’s important to Antonio Brown.”
Clark thinks that the only solution is to trade Brown to a new franchise.
“This is about the fabric of the team,” Clark said. “This is about the guy that goes Facebook Live as your coach is talking and leaks information out of the locker room that never should be there, this is about the guy that publicly talks about not getting the ball or issues with the offensive coordinator, knocks over garbage cans or knocks over Gatorade bottles and cans because he doesn’t get the rock. At some point, when you’re an organization that’s built on team, organization that’s built on integrity, you have to show the rest of the locker room that. Will he be good going forward? Probably so. But you have to take that stand.”
“You’re saying shop him?” Van Pelt asked.
“You have to,” Clark said. “It’s time to go.”
Brown finally got around to responding to those comment son Wednesday. The often controversial WR took to Instagram and referred to Clark as an ‘Uncle Tom’ in the comments.